AAA: Gas Prices in Florida Should Plateau After Recent Hike

AAA released a report on Sunday showing gas prices in Florida increased last week.

On Sunday, the average gallon of gas in the Sunshine State cost $3.56, up from $3.46 at the start of last week. The national average stood at $3.78 a gallon on Sunday, down from $3.80 at the start of last week.

“It appears that Florida gas prices have now fully adjusted to a recent oil price hike and the reinstatement of the state’s gas tax,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. “Oil and wholesale gasoline prices took a step back last week, which should cause gas prices to plateau.”

However, AAA noted since the start of the month, “Florida’s state average gas price jumped by as much as 29 cents per gallon.”

The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area had the most expensive gas in the state, with an average of $3.70 a gallon, followed by Gainesville at $3.62 a gallon and Homosassa Springs at $3.60 a gallon.

The Crestview-Fort Walton Beach area had the least expensive gas in the state at $3.27 a gallon, followed by Pensacola at $3.32 a gallon and Panama City at $3.33 a gallon.

Kevin Derby
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